I love Voivod, what they did and what is here is great. But the presentation is awful. For one the main dvd menu could have been better, but what’s worse is the content like the videos there is not a ‘Play All’ button. Instead you have to choose a video to play, then when it’s over it goes back the menu to choose another video. LAME! Then the absolute most aggravating thing is the overall volume of the music is very low, I had to absolutely crank my stereo to hear anything. Sorry but I want the sound full and there is no excuse why it is not. The DVD says there are more Dvd comps from Voivod in the making. Lets hope the high school kid making it reads this and does a better job, Voivod deserves much better.
DVOD-1, the first DVD from Voivod, covers the original line-up period (1983-1991). Included are all the 80s videos, plus rare live and studio performances of classic Voivod songs. From the start, their goal was to sound completely unique and incorporate
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I am a Voivod fan from the heyday of Dimension Hatross and Nothingface days, and I was so happy to find out they were making an official release DVD covering the original lineup. The material included on this DVD is great, all of the videos from this period, songs (live or videos) from each of the first six albums (even one live track from Angel Rat). However, I would have liked a little more non-musical content with this DVD to make it more indepth. Outside of a couple of “making of” short clips, there is nothing but the music. Now don’t get me wrong, the music is great, but I like DVDs to include some things that give insite into the band. The “making of” parts could have included some studio banter, or interviews. Even this had to be in French with subtitles, I would have loved it. At any rate, as a big Voivod fan, I love having access to these great live clips, and high quality versions of these old school videos. 80’s special effects are funny to see. This is a fun video, and if you love this period of Voivod, be sure to buy.
I saw Voivod’s first video on Mtv Headbanger’s Ball sometime in either summer or fall of 1986. I caught the middle part of it when I came back after channel surfing during a commercial between breaks. At the end I caught the Band name Voivod and the album “Dimension Hatross”. It played only a couple times after that and then they (Voivod) released Angel Rat with its video – it was the Clouds video I think – I dont have the album right here as I’m typing this – it was featured on Mtv’s “Smash or Trash” segment ( it must have trashed).
The music from the first video was “it” is what I’m trying to say . Had all the elements of what in the past years has been labeled Nu-metal but done correct and way before the term . This was on par with the Melvins “Stoner Witch ” album.I’ve been looking for it since 1996 and now it’s great to see not only the song but the video too. Five stars
I read the other reviews, especially the more critical ones complaing about the menu system & lack of 5.1. The negative press made me a little cautious, but I love Voivod to much to let a few poor reviews keep me away. I am very grateful to say that while there is no “play all” feature on the menu when watching the music videos, you don’t need it. The DVD automatically plays all the videos. I was not taken back to a main menu and forced to make another selection. Perhaps the other user needs a new copy of the DVD or a new DVD player. I’m using the Toshiba HD DVD A1 player. About the 5.1 audio, my DVD simply states Dolby Digital. There is no claim of 5.1 or even stereo sound anywhere to be found on the box. I’m using a Harmon Karden AVR 145 receiver and just to be safe I selected Dolby Pro Logic 2 before listening and viola, Voivod in 5.1
This was a great investment. I am very pleased.
i have been a fan of voivod since the very beginning so this DVD is a real treat for someone like me. all of their videos are here. from ‘voivod’ through ‘astronomy’; some of which i had never seen before, some i hadn’t seen in years, yet were definitely as cool as i remembered (‘psychic vacuum’ ferinstance is pretty psychedelic). there is some awesome live footage of the band including a live version of ‘fredoom’ from the ‘angel rat’ album. this was a real nice bonus for me because ‘angel rat’ from which the song comes is one of my favorite albums by any artist ever. the musicianship presented here is always splendid, original and in many ways, wholly unique. piggy’s (r.i.p.) approach to the guitar is out of this world. it is wonderful to see him totally dominate his instrument, especially on the studio footage of him recording guitar parts for the song ‘the unknown knows’. blacky and away created the best rhythm section i would ever see live. snake was a charismatic frontman, to say the least. there are some really nice bonuses too (live audio of shows remastered by piggy and aways artwork) this DVD is highly recommended for voivodians and anyone wanting a glimps at the very best music of a band pushing the boundaries of hardcore/thrash metal genre.